This will take up their annual productions to 8.25 lakh units.
When Eicher took over affairs of Royal Enfield into their strides, they revived the dying fire of the cult motorcycle manufacturer. Since then RE has been at the top of the game releasing products that got every motorcycle aphrodisiac’s blood racing. Right from the Classic 500 till the very recent Himalayan. These motorbikes spoke for themselves, and the sales figures are the proof of this.
To keep up with the demand, the Chennai based brand had purchased a 50-acre land back in 2014 and took a record 15 months to build their third production plant in the country.
Sugar, spice and everything nice.
Any ardent biker always rides for the passion and craftsmanship that goes to rock his world between his legs. And with Royal Enfield fulfilling most of those, it only makes blind sense that they become the right weapon for those who live to get their wild imaginations etched.
Royal Enfield entered the motorcycle industry more than 115 years back in the UK which makes it the world’s oldest motorcycling company in continuous production. Since then, they have been giving us with simple and resilient machines that are ridden across some of the world’s most exciting terrains. Then there came a wave of this breed of custom builders who turned these spirited machines into a beacon of beauty, simplicity, class and definition.
They say: Don’t own an elephant.
When Bajaj launched the Dominar in 2016, it was highly pitted against the mighty Royal Enfield Classic 350. It was supposed to gorge away the sales of the RE and leave it hanging dry. I, for one, was actually very confused at this conjecture made by both Bajaj and the moto fraternity on how they interpreted this rivalry. There wasn’t any in the first place if you ask me.
To veer off loyalists from sticking onto Royal Enfields, Bajaj has started a Bulldog battle aiming straight at those RE purists and urge them to chuck the elephants and take onto the Dominar 400.
Unfortunately, these engines are not yet for everybody.
Carberry Motorcycles has been the new kid on the block for the custom scene in the country. The company that was the brainchild of an Australian chap, Paul Carberry, started ‘Dream Engines and Modifications (DEM)’ which started production in 2016 at Bhilai, Chattisgarh.
Their first product was christened as the ’Double Barrel’, an engine that gets the long 90mm stroke engine inherited from RE and uses the cylinders, heads and choice of 4 or 5-speed gearbox from RE. The company has just launched this new engine for enthusiasts around the world for ₹ 4.96 lakh. But there is a small catch here, its just not yet available for everybody.
Apart from the Cafe-Racer styled, there will be a classic retro motorcycle running on the 750cc unit.
In a bid to create a niche market for themselves, the post-British Royal Enfield has a newfound interest in having multiple cylinders under its hood with added capacities. As we have been speculating about it ever since it was caught testing in Spain last year, fresh new spied shots of the bike has been surfacing the internet for a while now.
With these latest image snapped by enthusiasts on a social media platform, we now have proof of not one, but two 750cc motorcycles will be joining the bandwagon for 2018. Although there is minimal camouflaging, I think I’ve already fallen for this Classic 750 sprouting in all vibrant colours.
The twin Enfield powered motorcycle with a hand-built priced tag surfaces.
There are a few divine beings who build motorcycles as an extension of their self. Every motorcycle out there was someone’s dream once upon a time, and it is because they dreamt, we are blessed to be able to feel the way we do while riding. This here is the dream of one Paul Carberry and he believes in having fun, twice.
Fresh new teaser images of the Double Barrel 1000 have surfaced on their social media page and they have successfully gotten us excited about their brand new venture. Till now, we had seen their engine getting fired up and now, we also have the silhoutte of the ready motorcycle.
Personalised and authentic apparels in collaboration with custom builders.
The world’s oldest motorcycle manufacturer in continuous production, Royal Enfield, has been the spoilt choice for many custom bikers and builders around the globe. They are mental, and they are a gold find for its simplistic construction and the liberty for customisation. You can chop it up and put them together to carry a whole new charm.
Taking this ’go anywhere, do anything’ philosophy to another dimension, the folks at Royal Enfield have taken up a new strategy to get in a collaboration with four custom builders across the country, only to give their apparels a touch of niche class. Along with building authentic Royal Enfield Custom builds, the company has also curated refreshed collection of riding apparel and gear inspired by these motorcycles.
Based on the Continental GT and the Himalayan, expressions are at a new high.
The world’s oldest motorcycle manufacturer in continuous production, Royal Enfield, has been the spoilt choice for many custom bikers and builders around the globe. They are mental and they are a gold find for its simplistic construction and the liberty for customisation. You can chop it up and put them together to carry a whole new charm.
With the soul of ’go anywhere, do anything’ taking up a new meaning every time it goes under the axe, it is in for a modern makeover this time around. Celebrating the spirit of motorcycle culture, Royal Enfield has roped in Sinroja Motorcycles from U.K. to showcase two of their builds at the Wheels and Waves 2017 festival. These bespoke builds are the souped-up version of the Continental GT and the Himalayan, and they call them ‘The Surf Racer’ and ‘The Gentleman Brat’.
Thailand-based Stallions Motor shows how to copy-paste and voila!
The Continental GT is Royal Enfield’s way of making the most powerful and the lightest modern day cafe racer which blends retro style with modern appeal perfectly. Powered by a 535cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine which generates more power than any other Royal Enfield motorcycle till date. Since its launch in 2010, the Continental looks and feel very much in the 60s’ and 70’s and is unique. Not anymore though.
A Thailand based motorcycle manufacturer called as Centaur recently launched a Continental GT lookalike and named it as the Stallion Centaur Siam 150cc. When I say lookalike, I mean a carbon copy. They have basically taken all the retro elements including the body panels off the GT and fixed on a smaller chassis and a smaller 150cc engine.
In search of the Missing Thump
When I got a call today morning from the local Royal Enfield dealer, who also happens to be a dear friend of mine, that they are letting me test drive the new Thunderbird 350 BSIV variant, there was no dearth for my excitement. I reached the showroom and collected the keys of the Cruiser that was majestically waiting for me to acknowledge its presence. Although we are used to the styling of this Cruiser, which has remained almost unchanged since the TB got its first update back in 2012, there is still something about this motorcycle which attracts everyone’s attention.
Thunderbird 350 definitely looks like a proper cruiser with its layback relaxed sitting stance, padded seats and the proper cruiser like handlebars. Of course, there is plenty of new modern tech in the cruiser which makes it really modern, and if we think about this price range in which the Thunderbird 350 is positioned, there is no other motorcycle that can compete with this Royal cruiser.
Talking about the BSIV variant, in particular, there is no change in power or torque output which is a good thing because compared to the displacement, the Cruiser does not generate sufficient amount of power on paper. Don’t get me wrong, when you ride it in the City traffic, you will realise that there is enough to push you forward through with ease, and as always, is a breeze on the highways too.
Now, I have had the motorcycle with me for a whole day and ridden almost 150 kilometres on it, covering almost every road condition our roads have to offer. Here is a comprehensive review of the new 2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 and what exactly are the changes you will find in this BSIV variant.
Click past jump to read our full review the new 2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350
These are the most clear and up-close pictures of the new Cafe-Racer.
Unless you have been living under a rock, the entire country is waiting for Royal Enfield’s newfound interest in adding multiple cylinders under its hood. As we have been speculating about it ever since it was caught testing in Spain last year, fresh new spied shots of the bike has surfaced the internet now, and these are the clearest ones of the lot.
Clicked in Chennai, the company’s home plant, the motorcycle was snapped while it was at rest during its testing runs on our roads near the Royal Enfield factory in Chennai. We have been giving your reports of Royal Enfield developing a brand new- game changing product that will set the standards for the middleweight category. Looks like we were not wrong.
Seeing Royal Enfield’s growth, this could be the best thing to happen to RE.
A week ago, rumours filled the news about Hero MotoCorp being the top contenders to buy the luxury two-wheeler Italian marquee from Volkswagen. For no fault of theirs, except for them being owned by VW, Ducati could possibly see a change of hands since the German company is in considerations of selling brands under its portfolio.
Now, there could be a new chapter in Ducati’s history books, courtesy, the Volkswagen Diesel Gate scandal. If reports are to be believed, Royal Enfield was approached by the German company to buy out the Italian brand, an initiative taken towards the new financial strategy set out by the company post the Diesel Gate scandal.
Opens its first flagship store in Latin Americas and expands its horizon.
Royal Enfield entered the motorcycle industry more than 116 years back in the UK. This makes it the world’s oldest motorcycling company in continuous production. Since then they have been giving us with simple and resilient machines that are ridden across some of the world’s most exciting terrains.
After winning over customers in India, it has continued its stride of expansion and has opened up an exclusive brand outlet and sets up a direct distribution subsidiary in Brazil headquartered in Sao Paulo as part of its growing strategy. Enfield’s new retail format showcases “Pure Motorcycling” as its brand philosophy and has now entered the fourth biggest two-wheeler market in the world.
This custom made Classic 350 turned into a bobber will make you drool all over places.
Royal Enfield has been the spoilt choice for man custom bikers and builders around the globe. Enfields are mental and they are a gold find for few for its simplistic construction and for customisation. You can chop it up and put them together and it carries a whole new charm.
With the soul of ’go anywhere, do anything’ taking up a new meaning every time it goes under the axe, it is in for some Bobber makeover this time around from a custom house in Kerala called Grid7 Customs.
The Indian master builder will be launching these in the coming months.
As are with the recent upgrades in the emission norms by every manufacturer, the post-British Royal Enfield is following suit. RE has by now updated all their products in their line-up for 2017 with the new Automatic Headlamp On (AHO) feature, and their engines are now going to be BS-IV compliant.
Although their models were thought of having no mechanical changes, the official website of the models says otherwise. Both the Himalayan and the Bullet 500 model specification pages sees the fuel supply as ’Electronic Fuel Injection’.
Carberry Enfield’s newest intoxication.
There are a few divine beings who build motorcycles as an extension of their self. Every motorcycle out there was someone’s dream once upon a time, and it is because they dreamt, we are blessed to be able to feel the way we do while riding.
This here is the dream of one Paul Carberry and he believes in having fun, twice. Check out his new upload of the brand new twin cylinder engine called as ’The Double Barrel 1000" firing up.
Looks like we will get a new flagship for our favourite brand.
We have been giving your reports of Royal Enfield developing a brand new- game changing product that will set the standards for the middleweight category. Looks like we were not wrong.
Spied by a reader at Team-BHP, this image shows that the twin cylinder cafe-racer has landed in India and the company is currently testing it on our roads near the Royal Enfield factory in Chennai.
The Japanese red is trying to pull off what Bajaj wanted to with the Dominar 400.
When Bajaj launched the Dominar in 2016, it was highly pitted against the mighty Royal Enfield Classic 350. It was supposed to gorge away from the sales of the RE and leave it hanging dry. Nonetheless, people did compare them, wrote and spoke sagas about it but it looks like the universe had different plans for them. The sales figures were the scary truth for Bajaj where they understood that they played the wrong card.
Now, the Japanese Red are planning to lock horns with RE to have their go at the middleweight segment and give a stiff fight to the Enfield’s 500-535cc motors.